Phil Jerky


Phil Jerky

Phil is an amateur stand-up comedian from Birmingham. Diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease at the age of 36, Phil shares the lighter and more ridiculous parts of his condition through his comedy. He is better at telling jokes than he is at playing Jenga.

You gotta fight for your right to PARKY!

What’s it like trying to juggle parenthood, work, and everything else – especially when juggling itself is out of the question! One guy’s experience of living with Early Onset Parkinson’s Disease, and finding the funny in the everyday.

My three wishes for the future of rare disease are: Help with managing conditions, comprehensive medical support, and better research.